Identification of adverse drug reactions in geriatric inpatients using a computerised drug database.

@article{Egger2003IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of adverse drug reactions in geriatric inpatients using a computerised drug database.},
  author={Tobias Egger and Harald Dormann and Gabi Ahne and Ulrich Runge and Antje C. Neubert and Manfred Criegee-Rieck and Karl G{\"u}nter Gassmann and Kay Brune},
  journal={Drugs & aging},
  year={2003},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={769-76}
}
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Geriatric patients with multiple comorbidities are at high risk of experiencing an adverse drug reaction (ADR) during hospitalisation. The aim of the study was to compare the rate of ADRs as predicted by a computerised pharmacological database to the actual rate determined by direct observation in a sample of geriatric patients. STUDY DESIGN During a 4-month period, geriatric patients were monitored using prospective observation. Patients were intensively screened… CONTINUE READING